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The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: It is a rare thing for me sit down, start a review and have nothing to say. I am almost always like the Matthew West Song: "Something to Say." Friends, family, and co-workers have known for years that I have something to say. Senators, Congressmen, and even the President know I have something to say. The reason I am working on compiling my thoughts is the creativity, and ingenuity behind The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom.
XBLA Review - 'The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom'
5 June 2010
Summary: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is an innovative game that follows the escapades of a mischievous pie thief, who uses his time-bending abilities to cooperate with, compete against, and disrupt his past, present, and future selves.
Conclusion: The puzzles themselves can be quite challenging but always fill you with a sense of accomplishment when you finally find a solution. Speaking of solutions the same puzzle can be solved many ways. This really becomes apparent in the challenge sections which are not part of the main game, but add a lot extra action. Definitely worth the ten bucks.
Unique time-travel puzzler that is incredibly challenging.
Common Sense Media
13 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom offers a unique gaming experience in both visual style and style of play, but that this mind-bending puzzle game is also extremely difficult. Kids who don't have the patience for trial and error, or who can't tolerate a game in which they may need to replay the same level several times before succeeding, are likely to get frustrated.
Summary: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom has been anxiously anticipated by many members of the Destructoid staff. I am not one of those people. Despite repeatedly hearing the name followed by words of praise or excitement, I barely gave it a second thought amidst the seemingly unending flood of games which have been releasing as of late. Now I see what all the fuss was about.
Excerpt: Having clones of yourself seems like it would be the perfect remedy for solving your problems. You would always have a helping hand when you needed it, you could show up for and skip work simultaneously and, if your clones are anything like P.B. Winterbottom's, you’ll never be without a sturdy umbrella. The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom explores the unique relationship between a dapper gentleman, his many clones, and the tasty pies he so desperately craves.
Pros: Imaginative puzzles, Unique black-and-white visual style, Goofy story told in silly poetic verses, Bonus worlds offer replay value
Cons: Uneven difficulty, Controls are not as refined as the protagonist
Summary: With all of the big name titles out and around the corner, it may be tough to squeeze this title in, but take it from me, for the 800 points, it’s definitely worth a few fun-filled hours of entertainment. If you liked the mechanics, design, style and graphics of Braid , then you’ll like everything about The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom . If you haven’t tried EITHER of these games, then you need to stop playing Modern Warfare and download these bastards!
Excerpt: If you do not immediately start tapping your feet to the opening music in The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom , you're off my Christmas card list. It's this great, jaunty barrelhouse piano theme that made me play further into the game just to keep listening to it, and kept me from getting frustrated for as long as it persisted. If nothing else, that's the takeaway point here: this game has great music. P.B. Winterbottom is kind of like playing a Shel Silverstein book.